Meet the 8 recruits in the 2016 WMU football recruiting class that ranks 17th in the country

Height/Weight: 6-2, 220 Hometown: Berea, Ohio Committed: Feb. 22 Ranking: 3-star prospect, No. 55 in Ohio, No. 34 in country at position Other offers: Bowling Green, Buffalo, Illinois, Miami (Ohio), Toledo, Youngstown State Other interest: Boston College, Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Syracuse, West Virginia Links – […]

Western Michigan forward Tucker Haymond expected to play vs. Central Michigan Friday

KALAMAZOO, MI – Small forward Tucker Haymond is expected to return to the Western Michigan men’s basketball lineup for the Broncos’ game against Central Michigan Friday, according to coach Steve Hawkins. And the numbers say that’s a good thing for the Brown and Gold. When Western Michigan has dressed every available player it is 6-1 […]

January passenger traffic is up 15% at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport

KALAMAZOO, MI – The year is starting 15 percent stronger for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. Passenger traffic rose 15 percent in January, compared to January 2014, according to the air terminal’s monthly Market Share report. Why? Fewer cancelled flights, said Airport Director David Reid. “We were higher than last year,” he said. “We’ve had […]

People on The Move in Kalamazoo — March 5, 2015

KALAMAZOO, MI — People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another. That includes lateral moves, promotions, new hires, or people taking on significant new work assignments. Among those making moves recently were: RESEARCH -Chelsea Wrage has joined the staff of Forensic Fluids Laboratories […]

SpartanNash promotes 2 executives to key positions

Dave StaplesCourtesy photo  Derek JonesCourtesy photo  BYRON TOWNSHIP, MI — Two SpartanNash Co. executive vice presidents have been promoted to key positions, the Byron Township-based grocer announced this week. Dave Staples, SpartanNash’s current executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been appointed chief operating officer, and Derek Jones, executive vice president of food distribution, […]

SpartanNash to close 10 stores in 2015

BYRON TOWNSHIP, MI — SpartanNash Co. plans to shutter 10 stores and remodel others in 2015. Most of the closures and updating will involve stores outside of Michigan, CEO Dennis Edison told analysts on Wednesday, March 4. “We remain focused on improving the efficiency and quality of our operations and as a result intend to […]

Michigan hops, barley growers gathering in Grand Rapids this spring

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Michigan beer ingredient producers are gathering in Grand Rapids this spring to confab on growing the supply of key crops. On April 10 and 11, the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference is taking place at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center downtown. University professors, brewers, farmers and beer industry experts […]

Michigan hops, barley growers gathering in Grand Rapids this spring

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Michigan beer ingredient producers are gathering in Grand Rapids this spring to confab on growing the supply of key crops. On April 10 and 11, the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference is taking place at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center downtown. University professors, brewers, farmers and beer industry experts […]

See where auto sales will grow in the next 5 years

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Automotive analyst Mike Wall had good news for West Michigan companies that make auto parts and want to stay close to home: North America is the place to be right now. “The U.S. market is becoming an engine for growth and is helping offset some of the emerging markets’ weakness,” Wall […]